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'Whaddaya Know?'

Writings for Syd Harrex

Ron Blaber

This collection of essays, stories, poetry and memoir is an acknowledgement of Syd Harrex's enormous influence in the world of literature and a tribute to his critical and creative endeavours. Those who have had the privilege of working with Syd might often marvel at what he has achieved, but perhaps from Syd's perspective achievement can be explained by the simple adage, 'Only Connect'. ...
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A Brief Take on the Australian Novel

Jean-François Vernay

Grab the popcorn, sit back and let the story of Australian literature roll ...

From Jean-François Vernay, A Brief Take on the Australian Novel offers a sweeping view of Australian writing since colonialism. Written from an outsider's perspective, this single-authored overview will appeal to readers through its playful, jargon-free and potentially contentious account of the Australian novel. Vernay offers a unique and insightful perspective on Australian literature.

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Jean-François Vernay

Grab the popcorn, sit back and let the story of Australian literature roll ...

From Jean-François Vernay, A Brief Take on the Australian Novel offers a sweeping view of Australian writing since colonialism. Written from an outsider's perspective, this single-authored overview will appeal to readers through its playful, jargon-free and potentially contentious account of the Australian novel. Vernay offers a unique and insightful perspective on Australian literature.

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Jean-François Vernay

Grab the popcorn, sit back and let the story of Australian literature roll ...

From Jean-François Vernay, A Brief Take on the Australian Novel offers a sweeping view of Australian writing since colonialism. Written from an outsider's perspective, this single-authored overview will appeal to readers through its playful, jargon-free and potentially contentious account of the Australian novel. Vernay offers a unique and insightful perspective on Australian literature.

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Alas, for the Pelicans!

Flinders, Baudin and beyond: essays and poems

Anne Chittleborough, Gillian Dooley, Brenda Glover

In 1802 a Frenchman and an Englishman famously encountered each other off the shores of South Australia. The voyages of discovery of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders opened the way for the increasingly rapid colonisation of 'Terra Australis'. ...
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Border Crossings

Diana Glenn, Graham Tulloch

Crossing borders, breaking boundaries, going beyond the limits, entering new territories – today these take many forms and are major preoccupations of our world. Whether the borders are real or imagined, historical or contemporary, physical or psychological, they continue to fascinate us. The twenty-two chapters in this book explore the phenomenon of border crossing in some of its manifold forms. ...
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Drawing the Crow

Adrian Mitchell

These essays represent a South Australian point of view, or something like a set of South Australian eyes, to put down on paper how it was for us, growing up through the fifties, in a perfectly ordinary home, in a perfectly ordinary suburb, and rediscovering the richness of it. ...
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Extensions

English Studies from Shakespeare to the Spice Girls

Sue Hosking, Dianne Schwerdt

Extensions is a refreshing and stimulating collection of essays that illustrates the diversity of subject matter and the variety of critical approaches now used in English Studies. Covering traditional and contemporary works, this book encourages readers to rethink and rediscover aspects of familiar texts.
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Heart of the Matter

An introduction to eighteen South Australian poets

Ioana Petrescu, Naomi Brewer

South Australian poetry is alive and well.' But there has been little written on South Australian poetry beyond back cover blurbs. Heart of the Matter fills this gap, shining a light ...
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Journeying and Journalling

Creative and critical meditations on travel writing

Giselle Bastin, Kate Douglas, Michele McCrea

Collectively the essays in this collection provide a snapshot of current directions and preoccupations in contemporary travel writing scholarship. They function as a reminder of the work that has been done on representations of Indigeneity and of writing marginalised narratives into the travel canon. ...

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